Actor Kevin Spacey is claiming he’s gay after being accused of sexual misconduct, but he’s being castigated even in Hollywood for playing what many see as the ‘homosexual card’ — which is nothing new in the world of politics, the Washington Times reported.
In fact, the paper noted, the playbook dates back to 1983, when Rep. Gerry Studds, D-Mass., said he had an affair with a 17-year-old congressional page — an admission that, in ordinary circumstances, would have been a career-ender for just about any politician.
Except for Studds, that is.
He told everyone that he was gay, which made him the first congressman to do so, then argued that he was being targeted for scrutiny because he was homosexual. And apparently, his Left-wing voters agreed because he was reelected six more times. Also, someone decided to name a marine sanctuary after him in 1996.
The die had been cast.
Other politicians who “came out” only after they were embroiled in scandal include New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, also a Democrat, who told reporters during a 2004 press conference, “I am a gay American” after a former lover accused him of sexual harassment.
Two years later, it was a Republican’s turn to play the ‘gay card.’ Rep. Mark Foley of Florida said he was gay after he was caught sexting explicit messages to teen pages.
Wanda Sykes, a comedian, has come up with a term for it after Spacey’s ‘admission.’ She accused him of attempting to hide “under the rainbow” by ‘coming out’ in order to misdirect attention away from his sexual assault accusation that was made by actor Anthony Rapp.
“No no no no! You do not get to ‘choose’ to hide under the rainbow!” Sykes said Sunday in a tweet.
Rapp, 46, has accused Spacey of picking him up and lying on top of him at his apartment in Manhattan when he allegedly attempted to seduce him following a party in 1986. At the time Rapp was 14 years old; Spacey was around 26.
On Monday Spacey, 58, a two-time Oscar winner, said in a statement he had no recollection of the incident but nevertheless owed him “the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”
Continuing, he said, “I choose now to live as a gay man.” (Related: Hollywood has become nothing more than a hate-filled, abortion-promoting, deviant cabal of filth and lunacy.)
That ‘admission’ set off a storm of criticism from gay celebrities and others like Zachary Quinto, who said Spacey’s claim was a “calculated manipulation to deflect attention from the very serious accusation that he attempted to molest [a child].”
“Coming-out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of the gay media group GLAAD, the Times reported. “This is not a coming-out story about Kevin Spacey, but a story of survivorship by Anthony Rapp and all those who bravely speak out against unwanted sexual advances. The media and public should not gloss over that.”
Added actor and comedian Billy Eichner: “Kevin Spacey has just invented something that never existed before: a bad time to come out.”
That wasn’t the only criticism from the entertainment and media world.
Hitting Spacey for conflating homosexuality and pedophilia in a blanket statement, Owen Jones, a columnist for the UK Guardian newspaper, called that a “vicious lie” about gay men.
“Usually when celebrities come out we’re quick to send on our congratulations and to talk about the importance of role models. But for Kevin Spacey to choose this particular moment to come out is harmful to the LGBT community,” the British gay rights group Stonewall said.
“His sexual orientation bears no relevance to the serious allegations he is facing, and to conflate these things is extremely damaging,” said Stonewall.
It took more than a month, but the two New York City police detectives who acknowledged they had sex with a handcuffed teenager inside a police van after detaining her for drugs have been charged with first-degree rape.
A grand jury indicted officers Eddie Martins and Richard Hall on Thursday, despite their claims the sex was consensual, according to the New York Post.
They are expected to turn themselves in next week, which goes to show that Blue Privilege continues to exist even after they have been formally charged.
After all, would your average street rapist be allowed to have a free weekend after being charged with first-degree rape?
The cops, whose photos still have not been released, face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
The victim, who goes by Anna Chambers on social media, was arrested on September 15 for possession of marijuana and prescription pills.
The two cops also found prescription drugs on one of the two male friends she was with, but they had no interest in him, ordering the two friends to leave the area as they took her into custody.
She said she was handcuffed and placed in a van where she was ordered to perform oral sex on both cops. She also said one of the cops raped her.
They then ordered her out of the van and drove off, where one of her male friends found her 45 minutes after they detained her.
He drove her to her mother’s home where they then drove her to the hospital where doctors discovered evidence that she had been sexually assaulted.
The teen, who turned 19 this week, has been very outspoken about the incident on her social media pages. But the cops have been attacking her credibility by saying she has posted provocative photos of herself on her social media pages.
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Oklahoma City, OK – Body camera footage of an arrest in Oklahoma is raising questions after a police officer is seen conducting an illegal search and justifying the arrest by accusing a woman of using her driver’s license as “a weapon.”
The video began when Oklahoma City Police Officer James Herlihy pulled his patrol car over to the side of the street in a residential neighborhood. He got out, and approached a woman on a bicycle, demanding to know where she lived, and then insisting to see her I.D.
Kelsey Pierce said she was riding her bike to work when she was confronted by Herlihy, and when she was told to produce identification, she asked, “What for?”
“Let me see the I.D., or you’re going to go in handcuffs and go in the back of the car until I can figure out what’s going on,” Herlihy said. “Someone called about a female with a black shirt and a backpack.”
Pierce began pulling items out of her backpack to get to her I.D. This included a Halloween costume, which she told the officer she was bringing with her to wear at work. She then pulled out her wallet and opened it. “There’s my I.D.” she said.
Herlihy demanded Pierce take her driver’s license out of her wallet, and as the video shows, she handed it to him. Despite the fact that Pierce was clearly following Herlihy’s orders, he told her to put her hands behind her back, and he proceeded to lock her wrists in handcuffs.
“Gotta make things difficult, I see,” the officer remarked to the woman as she clearly complied with all of his orders and made no attempt to resist arrest.
However, while the video evidence documents one thing, the OKCPD call log published by the Oklahoma City Free Press reveals that Herlihy claimed Pierce “was very hostile and kept throwing items around,” and that she “attempted to throw” her driver’s license at him.
Although Pierce does not appear to purposefully throw items out of her backpack or attempting to throw her I.D. at the office, she does appear agitated, which could be explained by the fact that she was given very little information about why she was being stopped by a police officer and questioned when she was just trying to get to work.
After pushing Pierce towards the patrol car, and telling her to wait in the backseat, Herlihy proceeded to search through the items in her backpack, before scanning her driver’s license.
Pierce told KFOR News that she was terrified by the ordeal, and she had no idea why it was happening. “The officer searched my backpack and searched my bags on my bicycle and then told me that I matched the description of a complaint about a suspicious person,” she said.
Herlihy’s search through Pierce’s belongings, which is documented by the Body Cam footage, occurred without a search warrant and without her permission. Her attorney, Bryce Harp, told KFOR that the officer’s actions were illegal.
“He never told Kelsey why she was being detained until she was in the back of his police car while he was searching her belongings,” Harp said.
While Pierce was forced to sit handcuffed in the backseat of the police car, she tried to explain to Herlihy that she was initially slow when responding to him because he startled her.
“Obviously you weren’t, that’s why you are in handcuffs in the back seat of the car, because you were throwing stuff at me,” Herlihy replied. “You handed the ID card to me like you wanted to use it as a weapon and throw it at me.”
After Herlihy searched for warrants matching Pierce’s name, he let her out of the car, unlocked her handcuffs and told her that she was free to go, while interjecting smug comments about how she could have avoided the arrest by cooperating—even though that is exactly what she appeared to be doing.
Pierce has filed a complaint with the police department regarding Officer Herlihy’s aggressive behavior. While it remains to be seen whether he will be held accountable for his actions, the fact that a police force continues to employ an officer who sees a plastic driver’s license as a weapon when he thinks it might be thrown at him—even when the suspect is an innocent citizen who wants nothing more than to make it to work on time without being detained for imaginary offenses.
Watch the officer’s Body Camera footage of the incident below:
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Imagine lying on a hospital bed, closing your eyes, and then being able to hear the doctors announce your own time of death. If this sounds strangely familiar to you, perhaps you’re thinking of the recently released remake of the 90s horror film Flatliners, which is about a group of young doctors who intentionally poison their hearts to find out what life is like after death. But in an eerie twist, it turns out that the movie may not be entirely fictional after all.
Scientists have discovered that even after a person’s body stops showing signs of life, their consciousness continues to work, meaning that in theory, hospital patients are able to hear the doctors announce their time of death.
A team of researchers from New York University Langone School of Medicine recently observed people who suffered cardiac arrest and then came back to life in order to find out more about what happens after we die. The studies author, Dr. Sam Parnia, explained the team’s findings to Live Science: “They’ll describe watching doctors and nurses working and they’ll describe having awareness of full conversations, of visual things that were going on, that would otherwise not be known to them.” Dr. Parnia added that the recollections were all verified by medical and nursing staff.
Doctors have traditionally defined death based on when the heart officially stops beating and blood stops flowing to the brain. “Technically, that’s how you get the time of death – it’s all based on the moment when the heart stops,” Dr. Parnia explained. “Once that happens, blood no longer circulates to the brain, which means brain function halts almost instantaneously. You lose all your brain steam reflexes – your gag reflex, your pupil reflex, all that is gone.”
The idea that you remain conscious in the moments after death really is like something out of a horror movie, and it becomes even more terrifying when you put yourself in that situation. Imagine what it would be like to hear doctors talking about your death, but not being able to move or respond in any way; no longer living, but thinking as if you were. For these reasons, the revelation that consciousness continues after death is both unsettling and also a significant discovery for the scientific community that will no doubt have a large impact on future research. (Related: Consciousness survives after the body’s organs stop functioning.)
Earlier this week, the Daily Express published an article on this very topic, and included several stories of individuals who have passed away, come back to life, and then decided to share their experiences with others. One such person, who remained nameless, experienced one of these out of body experiences after a suicide attempt. “I remember feeling terrified,” the person explained. “It was so dark and I could not see anything below me, so it was hard to figure out what was going on.” (Related: A study of 2000 patients reveals that life after death is real.)
While this particular individual had a rather negative life-after-death experience, not all of the accounts that the Daily Express mentioned were bad. Indeed, one person, who goes by the name of Richard, explained that he didn’t feel any pain whatsoever after collapsing from a seizure. Rather, he told about how he felt a sense of peace as he made his way closer and closer to a bright light. Yet another person named Alexander also said that he had a relatively positive experience, feeling a sense of warmth and happiness as he moved closer to what he described as a “bright light almost like at the end of a tunnel.”
This new study, along with all of these accounts of people who have experienced life after death, will no doubt change the way research on the issue is conducted in the future, and it could even change the way in which we define death itself.
In an explosive new allegation, a renowned architect has accused Google of racketeering, saying in a lawsuit the company has a pattern of stealing trade secrets from people it first invites to collaborate.
Architect Eli Attia spent 50 years developing what his lawsuit calls “game-changing new technology” for building construction. Google in 2010 struck a deal to work with him on commercializing it as software, and Attia moved with his family from New York to Palo Alto to focus on the initiative, code-named “Project Genie.”
The project was undertaken in Google’s secretive “Google X” unit for experimental “moonshots.”
But then Google and its co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin “plotted to squeeze Attia out of the project” and pretended to kill it but used Attia’s technology to “surreptitiously” spin off Project Genie into a new company, according to the lawsuit.
“The real adding-insult-to-injury was Google telling him the project had been canceled and they weren’t going forward with it when in fact they were going full blast on it,” Attia’s lawyer Eric Buether said in an interview Friday.
Also named as defendants are Google X founder Sebastian Thrun and Eric “Astro” Teller, the head of Google X, who are alleged to have negotiated with Attia over his technology.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but a judge in the case noted last year that the firm has argued that Attia gave Google rights to his technology “without a condition of later payment.”
Now Attia has added another allegation to the suit: the Mountain View tech giant’s actions follow a pattern that makes Google guilty of racketeering.
“It’s cheaper to steal than to develop your own technology,” Buether said. “You can take it from somebody else and you have a virtually unlimited budget to fight these things in court.”
Attia’s technology automates certain aspects of building design, to save time and money and allow architects and designers to focus on creative elements, Buether said.
This week, a judge in Santa Clara County Superior Court approved the addition of racketeering claims to the lawsuit originally filed in 2014.
Attia’s legal team uncovered six other incidents in which Google had engaged in a “substantially similar fact pattern of misappropriation of trade secrets” from other people or companies, according to a July 25 legal filing from Attia.
“Google would solicit a party to share with it highly confidential trade secrets under a non-disclosure agreement, conduct negotiations with the party, then terminate negotiations with the party professing a lack of interest in the party’s technology, followed by the unlawful use of the party’s trade secrets in its business,” Attia said in the filing.
Six lawsuits against Google, five of them resolved in the company’s favor because of procedural issues, reveal the pattern of intellectual property theft, Buether alleged. The company uses non-disclosure agreements to encourage a target to share confidential information, Buether claimed.
“The person with that NDA feels comfortable in revealing the details of the technology which is proprietary because they see a huge opportunity with a company like Google,” Buether said.
In Attia’s case, Google struck an agreement with him to use his intellectual property and patent some of it, but in spite of using it as the basis for a new firm called Flux Factory, failed to pay him as agreed, Buether claimed.
“It’s even worse than just using the proprietary information – they actually then claim ownership through patent applications,” Buether said.
Documents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, submitted to the court by a Google lawyer, show that with regard to two building-design patent applications, Attia in 2011 signed over rights to the inventions described in the applications.
Flux Factory, according to a filing by Attia, was “simply a reconstitution of Project Genie under a different name.”
Today, Flux Factory is called Flux. Headquartered in San Francisco, it sells building-design software and markets itself as “the first company launched by Google X.”
Attia’s suit seeks unspecified damages and compensation. His legal action was brought by Santa Monica software company Max Sound, which said it had made an agreement with Attia in 2014 to pursue intellectual property claims on his behalf. Max Sound’s penny stock trades over the counter and has plummeted in value to a thousandth of a cent from about 50 cents in November 2012. The firm’s reports to regulators show no revenue since 2014, and an $11.2 million loss last year.
Max Sound CEO John Blaisure welcomed the judge’s decision to allow the racketeering claims, saying in a press release that “no one should be too big and powerful to avoid the consequences of being evil.”
A Wyoming man accused of public intoxication allegedly told police he traveled from the year 2048 to warn mankind of an impending invasion by extraterrestrials.
Bryant Johnson issued his grave warning to Casper police Monday night after officers were called about the man and his out-of-this-world message, according to an arrest report obtained by HuffPost.
Johnson, who police said smelled of alcohol and spoke with slightly slurred speech, allegedly told officers that “the aliens were coming next year and we needed to make sure to leave as fast as possible.”
According to the report, he didn’t specify an exact date or time for the aliens’ arrival.
He refused to speak with nurses or doctors and instead insisted on meeting with “the president” of the town, police said.
Johnson informed the officers that he was able to travel through time because the aliens filled his body with alcohol. He also claimed he stood on a “giant pad” which then transported him to the year 2017 — though he said he was supposed to be sent to the year 2018.
Johnson, who was allegedly found with a blood alcohol content of .136, was eventually transported to the Natrona County Detention Center without further incident.
Of course, the joke could be on us when all this turns out to be true.
H/T K2 Radio
Correction: A previous version of this story stated that Johnson’s blood alcohol content was allegedly .136 percent. It was allegedly .136.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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There is a distinctive agenda of pedophilia normalization currently underway in western elitist society. The latest case involves a court dropping rape charges against a 28-year-old man who allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl, as prosecutors claim the sex was “consensual” citing a lack of violence.
Authorities claim the child consented to the sexual acts and was not coerced into having intercourse, despite being 11-years-old, claiming that the child willingly followed the accused who had previously approached her twice for intimacy.
“There was no violence, no constraint, no threat, and no surprise,” the prosecution said.
The incident has sparked mass outrage in France, as critics of the decision have noted that actual consent is not even possible at such a young age. The man is now charged with sexual assault of a minor under the age of 15 – with a maximum penalty of five years in prison – but not rape, which in France carries a sentence of fifteen years imprisonment and twenty years behind bars if the victim is a minor.
The incident took place in April of this year when the 11-year-old victim was lured back to the apartment of the 28-year-old’s apartment for what she was under the impression would be a lesson in “kissing,” according to the girl’s mother.
The 28-year-old father of two, after luring the sixth grader back to his apartment, allegedly attempted to have sex with the girl in a stairwell only to be interrupted by a building guard. The two then reportedly entered an elevator where the man had the child perform oral sex on him. Following that, the man took the 11-year-old back to his parents’ apartment, where the pair engaged in intercourse.
Immediately upon leaving the apartment building, the girl called her mother, who went directly to authorities to file rape charges.
“She (the child) thought it was too late, that she didn’t have the right to protest, that it wouldn’t make any difference, so she went into autopilot, without emotion, and without reaction,” the mother told the Mediapart news site.
The victim’s attorney rightly claimed that a child can never meaningfully consent to sex, calling the pressure exerted on a girl the “worst act of domination.” The child’s attorney, Carine Diebolt, argued that the accused rapist had threatened to ruin Sarah’s reputation if she told anyone about their intimate encounter.
“We should not even have this debate when it comes to a child,” Diebolt, said. “There is a difference between curiosity and consent to a sexual act with a 28-year-old guy in a staircase.”
Incredibly, the alleged rapist’s attorney claimed, the “rape accusation does not hold, because there is an explicit consent of the girl.”
“The only question is whether my client knew the complainant’s age,” said lawyer Marc Goudarzian. “We must distinguish morality from the offense.”
“My client asked her age, she shrugged, he thought she was at least 15 years old,” Goudarzian noted, which is the legal age of consent in France.
In an attempt to besmirch the sixth grader’s reputation, and muddy the legal waters, the 28-year-old man claims the girl had been sending “naked” pictures of herself to strangers, which says led him to believe that the child had reached puberty and was much older than 11.
The girl’s legal team refutes this assertion, claiming that the child had shown the man her school notebook, thus him being fully aware of her young age.
Child rights groups have condemned the prosecutor’s decision to not charge the man with rape.
“It’s an emblematic trial of the shortcomings in the definition of rape, which is to be reviewed,” Celine Piques, a spokesperson for Osez le féminisme told BFMTV.com, denouncing what it termed a “scandalous judicial absurdity.”
“The question of consent or its absence should never arise for minor rape victims,” the Voice of the Child organization told the Washington Post.
“It’s truly terrifying to think that an 11-year-old girl is supposed to have the judgment of an adult,” Armelle Le Bigot Macaux, head of the Cofrade children’s rights group, told LCI television.
The trial, originally set for Tuesday, was rescheduled for February 13 due to procedural issues.
Revealing the complete lack of seriousness with which the molestation and rape of a child are treated, the 28-year-old man was not incarcerated – thus being free to continue to rape children – but is merely prohibited from contacting the girl.
Please share this story in hopes of waking people up to the creeping normalization of pedophilia taking place across the whole of western society!
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While coverage of the Islamic State’s reign of terror in Iraq and Syria has quietly disappeared from the mainstream media, allegations and photos of the United States supporting and funding the group continue to come to the forefront.
The latest battle is occurring over Deir er-Zor, the largest city in eastern Syria, where both the U.S. and Russia claim to be fighting against ISIS. However, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense, aerial images of ISIS positions included equipment from U.S. Army Special Forces.
— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) September 24, 2017
In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that U.S. Special Operations Forces units “enable US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces units to smoothly advance through the ISIS formations” and because they are facing no resistance from ISIS militants, the Syrian Democratic Forces units are “advancing along the left shore of the Euphrates toward Deir er-Zor.”
Russia’s MoD claimed the aerial photos were taken on Sept. 8-12 over ISIS locations north of Deir er-Zor. The equipment from American Special Operations Forces came in the form of “a large number” of American Hummer armored vehicles.
The statement noted that even though the presence of the Special Operations Forces would indicate that they were aware of the terrorist group’s presence in the area, its actions suggest that “the US troops feel safe in terrorist controlled regions,” because there were no calls for an organized screening patrol and there is no evidence of US-led coalition airstrikes to drive out the militants.
“The shots clearly show the US SOF units located at strongholds that had been equipped by the ISIS terrorists. Though there is no evidence of assault, struggle or any US-led coalition airstrikes to drive out the militants. Despite that the US strongholds being located in the ISIS areas, no screening patrol has been organized at them. This suggests that the US troops feel safe in terrorist controlled regions.”
Both the statement and the aerial images from Russia’s Ministry of Defense serve as a reminder that the lines are often blurred when it comes to the difference between the Syrian Democratic Forces (which openly receive U.S. funding) and ISIS militants (which have mysteriously received help from the U.S. on a number of occasions).
There have been accusations of the U.S. paying the salaries of the “moderate rebels” it was training in Syria, with one rebel commander reportedly saying in July that “U.S. support had been waning for months,” but the rebels “had been given their salaries as normal last month.”
Russian President Putin alluded to the idea in 2014, when he called out the Obama Administration for arming and training “the Syrians that were fighting Assad,” and then noted that both the “moderate rebels” and the “ISIS militants” are mercenaries, often fighting for the side that pays them the largest salary.
“Another threat that President Obama mentioned was ISIS,” Putin said. “Well who on earth armed them? Who armed the Syrians that were fighting with Assad? Who created the necessary political information and climate that facilitated this situation? Who pushed for the delivery of arms to the area? Do you really not understand who is fighting in Syria? They are mercenaries mostly. Do you understand they are paid money? Mercenaries fight for whichever side pays more.”
There are also a number of circumstances in which U.S. equipment and funding just happened to benefit the Islamic State. In October 2014, the Pentagon admitted that the U.S. airdropped weapons to ISIS, and blamed “the wind” for the fact that those weapons were not delivered to Kurdish fighters in Kobani.
In October 2016, the Pentagon was caught paying a PR firm $540 million to create fake terrorist videos—much like the ones purported to show ISIS militants beheading innocent civilians. Then in a 2016 audit, the Department of Defense admitted that it could not account for $1 billion in weapons and equipment that was meant for forces in Syria, but likely ended up in the hands of ISIS.
In 2017, allegations that U.S. Army Special Operations Forces units were found embedded with ISIS militants are no surprise, given the United States’ history of being in the right place at the right time to protect the group from being defeated. As the reports become more and more obvious, it raises the question of whether the U.S. government will ever admit its true role in the conflict.
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